aside from the occasional growl & tatal telling moments the big boys have decided they like each other. I feel like some alien life form has taken over T & Britt's little bodies. We are on day 3 of brotherly love! I am sure the moment I post this I will hear screams of protest from their bed room. T & Britt have been busy: Being chased by pretend ghosts. playing trains Building car ramps making hats out of play-doh reading Christmas books marching like soldiers to the hymn "Called to Serve" eating M&Ms & Rice crispy treats (which Britt pronounces as "Christmas trees.") playing eye spy
Please...heaven above...let it continue!!!
*** Thanksgiving was relaxing. Wednesday, Rod's Mother arrived. Thursday could not have been more relaxing. We stayed in our jammies till 11 the parade was on. the turkey was cooking. we had a breakfast of stuffed pancakes & apple crisp. Rod helped out in the kitchen. (he makes a mean brussel sprout!!) Together we cooked up this menu:
Apple cider & spiced Turkey Apple & Cranberry stuffing Gravy fresh pan fried brussel sprouts Peanut & spicy green beans Fresh rolls Fully loaded mashed potatoes Roasted maple sweet potatoes cranberry jam chocolate pecan pie mini pumpkin & chocolate tarts chocolate cream pie
We ate & then the whitings joined us for dessert. Tamsyn made a yummy pie that I wish she had forgotten here. We crashed at the end of the day.
It really was just so very relaxing!
Maggi had to take off to pick up her two puppies on Saturday. She spoiled the kids with treats & more treats. they loved it. We were glad she came.
Beacuse I was in the kitchen & with my family my camera made it out for one early morning shot before Maggi made her way back to the beach. Hope your thanksgiving was just as beautiful!
T's class is having the first dinner today. ( & then break starts!) All the children climbed out of the minivans & SUV s this morning dressed as Pilgrims & Indians. Tre opted to be an Indian. My trusty needle & thread kept me company last night. --------- also --------- Today is Mads actual 1st birthday. 1 year ago this little soul blessed our lives. He is currently growing 4 more teeth & taking a few steps at a time. He is not in a rush. He thinks he is supposed to make noise all the time ...because his brothers do. He hums when he eats something he likes & loves nap time. He attacks everyone's food & has already mastered the art of destruction. He scrunches up his nose when he smiles. We still haven't heard a belly laugh from him. He needs his mommy all the time. He enjoys books.
We learn something new about him everyday! We thank heaven for him!
----- & ----- Im starting the baking tonight & taking my turkey from the freezer. Have I ever mentioned Thanksgiving is my favorite of holidays? LOVE the parade, the food, the family!
But with T's birthday coming & Mad's birthday just wrapping up... I was swamped.
& totaly dropped the ball!
LUCKILY Cute Miss. Amy took it & ran with it!
Between her & her also very cute sister, Mandy they threw the very best Twilight themed party. The decorations were amazing & the food was yummy. Katie makes this amazing Chex Mix! Amy even got her hands on Edward & Jacob.
My mom watched the sleeping boys while I went out for GNO with some ladies from the ward. I appreciate her a lot!